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The CAVA Team

    Mr John Phillips

    Principal Investigator

Location: Norwich Clinical Trials Unit

   Professor Stephen Cox

   Co Investigator

Location: School of Computing Sciences

Gregory Howard

   Clinical Trials Manager

Location:  Norwich Clinical Trials Unit

   Juliet High

   Research Lead (NCTU)

Location: Norwich Clinical Trials Unit

Emmanuel Jammeh Dr Emmanuel Jammeh

Research Fellow

Location: School of Computing Sciences


   Olayemi Oyeleke

        Research Associate

Location:  School of Computing Sciences


   Dr Jacob Newman

      Senior Research Associate

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This project is funded by the Medical Research Council

CAVA Publications

Following is a list of academic publications resulting from the CAVA project:

  1. Newman, Jacob, Stephen Cox, and John Phillips. "Using the CAVA Device to Assess Patients with Menieres Disease." XXXI Bárány Society Meeting. 2022.   
  2. Newman, Jacob, Stephen Cox, and John Phillips. "The Suitability of the CAVA Device as an Ambulatory Monitor for Detecting Dizziness." XXXI Bárány Society Meeting. 2022. 
  3. Newman, Jacob L., John S. Phillips, and Stephen J. Cox. "Reconstructing animated eye movements from electrooculography data to aid the diagnosis of vestibular disorders." International Journal of Audiology 61.1 (2022): 78-83. 
  4. Phillips, John S., Jacob L. Newman, and Stephen J. Cox. "Clinical techniques and technology: Vestibular telemetry." Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 165.5 (2021): 751-753.
  5. Phillips, John, et al. "Portable wearable eye movement monitoring system, device and monitoring method." U.S. Patent Application No. 17/058,754.
  6. Newman, Jacob L., John S. Phillips, and Stephen J. Cox. "Detecting positional vertigo using an ensemble of 2D convolutional neural networks." Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 68 (2021): 102708.
  7. Phillips, John S., Jacob Newman, and Stephen Cox. "Towards providing an automated approach to differentiating the nystagmus of Ménière's Disease, vestibular migraine, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo." Otology & Neurotology 42.6 (2021): 890-896. 
  8. Phillips, John S., et al. "Implications of vestibular telemetry for the management of Ménière’s Disease—Our experience with three adults." Clinical Otolaryngology 46.2 (2021): 425.
  9. Phillips, John S., et al. "Nystagmus during an acute Ménière’s attack: from prodrome to recovery." International Journal of Audiology 60.1 (2021): 70-74. 
  10. Newman, Jacob L., John S. Phillips, and Stephen J. Cox. "1D convolutional neural networks for detecting nystagmus." IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 25.5 (2020): 1814-1823.
  11. Phillips JS, Newman J, Garioch J, et al. Electrode pad suitability for repeated application to the head and neck. Health Technol. 10, 1325–1329 (2020).
  12. Newman, Jacob L., et al. "Automatic nystagmus detection and quantification in long-term continuous eye-movement data." Computers in Biology and Medicine 114 (2019): 103448.
  13. Phillips, John S., Jacob L. Newman, and Stephen J. Cox. "An investigation into the diagnostic accuracy, reliability, acceptability and safety of a novel device for Continuous Ambulatory Vestibular Assessment (CAVA)."  Nature: Scientific reports 9.1 (2019): 1-11.
  14. Newman JL, Phillips JS, Cox SJ. CAVA: A system for identifying nystagmus. Proceedings of 2019 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics. May 2019. 

Mentions of the CAVA project in other media

  1. In October 2017 and July 2018, articles announcing the CAVA project were published in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper.
  2. In August 2018, John Phillips was interviewed by Radio Norfolk about the CAVA project. He discussed the details of the project, highlighted that the MRC had funded the project in full, and also explained that the project is a collaboration between the University of East Anglia (UEA), the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and Wright Design Limited.
  3. In August 2018, the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital featured the CAVA project in the 87th issue of Pulse magazine. This issue featured a front-page picture of the project team, and a two-page article describing details of the project and the device itself.
  4. In June 2019, John Phillips was interviewed by BBC Radio Birmingham about dizziness. He provided an overview of the many causes, possible treatments and personal impact of suffering from dizziness, and also mentioned the CAVA project, the MRC, and the Meniere's Society.